SENIOR CITIZEN LIAISON TEAM SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS
Trustees and members of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) were in a bouyant mood this Friday (18th Oct), when news arrived at SCLT Head Office that the charity had been shortlisted for 2 prestigious national awards for their work in the last year.
The UK Public Sector Communications Awards ceremony will take place in Manchester in November and sees elite organisations and teams from the public sector vying for national recognition for their services. The SCLT are delighted to have been nominated in 4 categories of these highly valued awards. As a past winner of the award in 2011, the team hope to add a second trophy to their cabinet next month.
SCLT trustee Mike Wedlock said, "It is a great honour to receive any nomination for any award, but to have been shortlisted in 4 categories is very motivating for the team. We are particularly proud that our safety magazine, the Senior Siren, has been selected in the 'Publication of the Year' award. Win, loose or draw we appreciate the nomination and look forward to hearing who has won"
Also on Friday the news broke that the SCLT had also been selected as finalists for the national 'Fighting Fraud Awards'. These government-led awards were created to honour organisations which target the damaging effects of all types of fraud upon the ecomony and population of the UK.
The SCLT have been shortlisted in 2 catgories of these illustrious awards, for the charity's work in fraud awareness and prevention. The Fighting Fraud Awards are administered by the Cabinet Office and sponsered by the National Fraud Office and the overall winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in London in December.
SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim said, "To receive two invitations to national awards ceremonies in the same day is very humbling for the whole SCLT team of volunteers. We hope that the media attention and public interest around these awards will help us to continue to keep the senior safety agenda on the national horizon and will help us, to help those vulnerable seniors in our neighbourhoods"